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Alberta library gets FCC grant for bilingual programming

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Falher Library/Bibliothèque Dentiger is one of 10 community groups to receive a grant from the FCC Expression Fund. “This library is a vibrant bilingual learning and social centre serving two municipalities and the surrounding area,” said Farm Credit Canada. “FCC funds will allow this BiblioTECH to expand and promote its French e-learning resources and […] Read more

AgriSpirit Fund applications due this month

Application deadline is March 29

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada are now being accepted for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 29. Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting ‘FCC AgriSpirit Fund’ on the […] Read more


Canada’s Agriculture Day coming soon

Canada’s Agriculture Day coming soon

Celebration to be held on Feb. 13

Reading Time: < 1 minute The second annual celebration of Canada’s Agriculture Day will be held on Feb. 13. The day highlights a sector of the economy that employs one in eight Canadians. Last year’s Agriculture Day was marked by hundreds of events across the country and by food conversations conducted through social media. Individuals are encouraged to make a […] Read more

Grants available for minority language groups

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada is again donating $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, libraries, daycare centres, art galleries, and projects such as workshops and festivals. Community and volunteer […] Read more


Alberta groups receive funding for community projects

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than a dozen Alberta communities and organizations have received funding from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. The fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects such as hospitals and medical centres; fire and rescue equipment; playgrounds; food banks; libraries; arenas; swimming pools; recreation areas; and community centres. There were 1,214 applications this […] Read more

Canadian hundred dollar bills

Get up to $25,000 for worthy projects in your community

Application deadline is April 17

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from rural community groups for its AgriSpirit Fund, which will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the past 14 years, FCC has awarded registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada between $5,000 and $25,000 for various community improvement initiatives. Past projects […] Read more


Grants available for linguistic minority communities

Applications due by Jan. 8, grants range from $2,000 to $10,000

Reading Time: < 1 minute Community and volunteer groups in English and French linguistic minority communities can receive grants to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in their area. Farm Credit Canada’s Expression Fund will give grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to fund initiatives such as community centres, schools, and daycare centres as well as projects such as theatrical productions, art galleries, and […] Read more

The recently concluded FCC Drive Away Hunger collected enough food for 6.7 million meals, far surpassing this year’s goal.


Food bank drive collects millions of meals

Reading Time: < 1 minute The recently concluded FCC Drive Away Hunger collected enough food for 6.7 million meals, far surpassing this year’s goal. The donated food was given to food banks, which assist 850,000 Canadians every month, with children accounting for 36 per cent of that number. There are more than 500 food banks in the country, with about […] Read more


Food bank donation drive underway

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada and its partners across the country launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign with a goal of providing four million meals for Canada’s food banks. FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tours will take place next month in B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. FCC is also collecting food […] Read more

Alberta community groups receive funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fifteen groups in Alberta are among the 78 rural Canadian organizations receiving $1 million in grants from Farm Credit Canada’s FCC AgriSpirit Fund this year. The fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects, such as hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres, and community […] Read more